December 6, 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM at various locations in Amherst
The Five College Early Music Program will be presenting several performances in December. All of these concerts are free and open to the general public.
Euridice Baroque Ensemble, led by Laurie Rabut, with Alice Robbins, viola da gamba
Venetian Violinist/Composers and a Suite by Telemann
Friday, December 6 at 7:30 PM
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in G minor
Albinoni Sinfonia in G
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in C minor
Telemann Ouverture and Suite in D for viola da gamba and strings
Locatelli Pastorale per il Santo Natale
Thanks to Laurie Rabut for leading the band this semester during Mr. Eisenstein’s leave.
Voces Feminae, directed by Catherine Bell
Grene Growith the Holy
Monday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
St. Brigid’s Church, 122 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst
Seasonal music from Italy, Catalonia and the British Isles including works by Monteverdi, Lasso and King Henry VIII.
The Five College Collegium, directed by Stephanie Council
The Incomparable Josquin
Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM
Grace Church, Amherst
The Collegium, presents some of the best-known works of the greatest composer of his generation, Josquin des Pres (c. 1450–1521). Among other works, the Collegium choir will perform the fou- voice Ave Maria, a work that came to be a model composition for generations, and Josquin’s last composition, his Missa Pange Lingua. The program is rounded out by instrumental selections performed on Renaissance winds, directed by Daniel Meyers.
Thanks to Dr. Stephanie Council, Director of Choral Ensembles at Mount Holyoke College, for leading Collegium this semester.